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insideOUT, San Diego, CA

insideOUT

4.7
4.7
1985 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Good for special occasions
  • Lively
insideOUT is Hillcrest's elevated restaurant and lounge and San Diego's only urban oasis! We are an 18+ venue.

The menu is curated by Executive Chef Johnny Duran and is updated seasonally to reflect his creative approach to California-Mediterranean inspired fare, using the freshest ingredients provided by our local purveyors.

insideOUT is known for its elevated seasonal experiences. We also provide customized private event planning with venue buy-out options. More information listed on our website.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 37 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 888-8623
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Johnny Duran
  • Private party facilities
    insideOUT offers three different spaces or entire venue buyouts with a stunning and unique holiday backdrop you won’t find anywhere else in San Diego!Please contact paris@insideoutsd.com for more details and walk-throughs.
  • Neighbourhood
    Hillcrest
  • Cross Street
    Center Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,985 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Californian

1,985 Reviews
  1. Vkn1981

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks and service ! Our server was so fun and accommodating

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    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night deal and meal! Gorgeous decorations for Pride! We will be back

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  3. kim546

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time and just love, love, love the decorations.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and a great representation for the Hillcrest area.

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  5. MichaelH

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner at InsideOUT. Two of us had great meals and two were just OK. M filet on a stone was great. Of course it was, I cooked it myself. Two ordered the double cut pork chop. They were on the dry side, so not sure we'd recommend that dish. The last one was the beef short rib ragu. He enjoyed it very much. We'll definitely go back, since the ambience was incredible. This is a gorgeous restaurant.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite spots that I frequent a lot. I went for my birthday. This is the first time the food was below sub par. I did send my dish back and opted to not get anything else. I got the chicken dish and it was very bland. I tried adding salt and pepper but it didn't help it at all. Let's be clear, I NEVER send back a dish and would usually just give it to my husband but he didn't like it either. I would still highly recommend and will be back. It just sucked that it was a bday dinner. The server, Michael, was very nice and did a great job. The bday dessert was delicious! The ambience is always outstanding and just a wonderful vibe all around.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was mid. Average food but cute place. Good drinks

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our First time , my Wife and I went on a date to experience the place , honestly it’s a nice ambiance and service BUT,,,,,,,,, The Food was so so so terrible to a point that we never experienced before ( Sea-base & Risotto) , the sea base was salty stinky and the Risotto ( Arancini) was tasteless combo of ingredients!

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  9. VictoriaV

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience at Inside Out is stellar. Sometimes I struggle with what to eat here. As a meat eater who doesn't eat fish or dark meat chicken the options are a little limited at times, but I do always enjoy myself here!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at this restaurant the atmosphere was great the waiting staff was helpful and they gave the birthday girl a slice of cake on the house

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from insideOUT using the Order Online button.

insideOUT is rated 4.7 stars by 1985 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for insideOUT

1642 University Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Center Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Hillcrest
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Johnny Duran
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 888-8623
  • Private party facilities
    insideOUT offers three different spaces or entire venue buyouts with a stunning and unique holiday backdrop you won’t find anywhere else in San Diego!Please contact paris@insideoutsd.com for more details and walk-throughs.
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